It was just recently that Google released their historical Street View feature, and we already have an amazing example of what can be found in there.
Using Google Street View’s historical imagery (and sometimes a bit of Bing imagery), the GooBing Detroit blog showcases some heartbreaking scenes around the city. For example, here is a series of photos from 2009-2013 on Exeter between Seven Mile and Penrose in northern Detroit.
The blog is both incredibly amazing and shockingly sad. I encourage you to check out the full blog to see the items that Alex has assembled on the page.
(via +Mike Elgan)